A convention in the UK.
|Beccon 81||Jul 31-Aug 2 1981||Basildon||Barrington Bayley|
|Beccon 83||Jul 29-31, 1983||Basildon||Ken Bulmer|
|Beccon 85||Jul 26-28, 1985||Richard Cowper|
|Beccon '87||Easter 1987||Birmingham, UK||Chris Atkinson, Keith Roberts, Jane Gaskell|
BECCON was a series of three biennial conventions for the London region (held in Basildon). It then became the UK national convention in 1987 as that year the rest of British fandom needed to be free to organize Conspiracy '87.
BECCON stands for the Basildon Essex Center CONvention which then became Basildon Essex Crest CONvention as the venue hotel changed its name. For the Eastercon it became the Beccon EasterCon CONvention.
Following the conventions, the BECCON team spun out a number of long-lasting ventures. Roger Robinson created Beccon Publications (http://www.beccon.org), whose books have been nominated a number of times for a Best Non-Fiction Book Hugo. Jonathan Cowie (http://www.science-com.concatenation.org) with Graham Connor and other scientists and engineers continued with the Science Fact and Fiction Concatenation (http://www.concatenation.org) news and reviews zine that was launched at the 1987 BECCON.
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